Hello and welcome to our Décor Outline of small dining room ideas. Below you will find a summary of the benefits, main options, and some design ideas we handpicked for you along with beautiful photos. Enjoy!
What are the benefits of having a small dining room?
- Allows for a more intimate dining experience – a small dining room encourages more conversation and brings the family closer together with it’s cozy atmosphere
- Clever space solution – small dining rooms can still be functional and stylish while putting a small space into good use
- Easier to maintain – smaller dining rooms give you less to clean which saves you time, money, and energy for regular upkeep
What are the main options for small dining rooms?
- Layout: open concept, rectangular, square, L-shaped, angled
- Seating Furniture: chairs (Windsor, French provincial, modern, traditional, cane, metal, bistro, cantilever), built-in banquette (straight, L-shaped), settee
- Dining Table: drop leaf, wall-mounted, round, rectangular, farmhouse, glass topped, all wood, pedestal
- Storage: hutch, sideboard, cabinets, wicker storage rack, wet bar, butler’s pantry
- Features/Accents: framed art, paintings, mirror, wallpaper, niches, indoor plants, vertical garden, swivel TV, window treatments, rugs
- Lighting: natural (from windows, ransoms, glass doors), pendant lights, wall sconces, chandelier, floor lamp
What follows are beautiful photos of small dining rooms, along with design ideas we thought may be of interest to you. Enjoy and happy indoor decorating!
1. Wallpapered Ceiling
Points of Interest ● white walls with lancet arched niche containing 2 sterling silver candlesticks ● peacock blue suede dining chairs with polished chrome tubular frame and legs ● gold teacups complementing the gold rimmed plates and table napkin rings ● two-tier steel and linen drum pendant light with lattice metal fretwork ● gray and white damask pattern wallpapered ceiling
2. Natural Light
Points of Interest ● framed ancestral Chinese silk painting portrait of man wearing imperial court robe seated on throne ● 4 yellow gold metal dining chairs with square and rectangle lattice backrest ● 2 antique gold square shade sconces calling back gold dining chairs ● vintage 6-light rustic wood and iron chandelier ● black and white striped corner planter tying in with tablecloth detail, curtain rod, and art frame ● 2 high gloss faux rough hewn wood beams complementing the chandelier and dark hardwood floor
3. Compact Dinette
Points of Interest ● light cream walls with mounted framed art pieces ● L-shaped glass window with wide window sill ● sideboard with glass panel doors ● vintage Formica top dining table with clipped corners ● black and brown floral upholstery on black painted Chippendale faux bamboo dining chairs ● hand carved porcelain planter on sideboard with ivy ring topiary
4. Accent Wall
Points of Interest ● 2 ceiling-mounted brown and cream partial arch upholstered cornice boards with matching drapery ● natural bamboo wallpapered panels on accent wall ● forsythia, white orchids, and phoenix palm leaf in blue green glazed and hand painted porcelain vase ● round yellow placemat calling back forsythia and complementing ochre wall
5. Bright & Sunny
Points of Interest ● 3 French café style cross back dining chairs with cane seats ● solid wood round dining table with cabriole pedestal base in semi-gloss finish ● gilded sunburst mirror with star accents complementing 2 small brass shade wall sconces ● green patterned throw pillows calling back floor-to-ceiling drapery ● colorblock chevron area rug ● ceiling-mounted mint and gold cabana lantern pendant light
6. Banquette Dining
Points of Interest ● built-in banquette with satin nickel cup pull on side bottom storage drawer ● matching gray and white floral patterned seat cushions and banquette backrest ● matte finish wall-mounted dining table complementing the wood banquette seat ● 2 recessed storage cabinets with open shelving in between ● red tulip painting on canvas ● sage green beadboard wainscoting
7. Life is Beautiful
Points of Interest ● round distressed light gray wood dining table with pink stargazer lilies in clear glass vase ● 3 Claudine “Rooster” dining chairs ● sheer white drapery and text wall decal over glass sliding doors to deck ● DIY decorative driftwood mobile with glass accent calling back dreamcatcher-inspired 5-tier wall candle sconces ● large inspirational textual painting on wall tying in the dining room colors